Washington State University researchers have made a key advance in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) that could make the highly energy-efficient and low-polluting technology a more viable alternative to gasoline combustion engines for powering cars. Led by PhD graduate Qusay Bkour and Professor Su Ha in the Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering […]

University of Delaware (UD) researchers have identified ammonia as a source for engineering fuel cells that can provide a cheap and powerful energy source for fueling cars, trucks and buses with a reduced carbon footprint. The researchers at UD are working on technology to make fuel cells cheaper and more powerful so that fuel cell […]

Researchers at Kyushu University in Japan can now provide new insights into the reactions occurring in solid-oxide fuel cells. By using realistic simulations with atomic-scale models of the electrode active site based on microscope observations, instead of the simplified and idealized atomic structures employed in previous studies, a better understanding of how the structures in […]

Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists have developed a highly efficient catalyst for extracting electrical energy from ethanol. Ethanol is an easy-to-store liquid fuel made from renewable resources. The catalyst, described in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, steers the electro-oxidation of ethanol down an ideal chemical pathway that releases the liquid fuel’s full potential of […]

Washington University in St. Louis engineers have developed a high-powered fuel cell that operates at double the voltage of today’s commercial fuel cells. It could power underwater vehicles, drones and eventually electric aircraft at a significantly lower cost. The transportation industry is one of the largest consumers of energy in the U.S. economy with increasing […]

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